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Terry Venables
06 Apr 12 11:04
Date Joined: 29 May 03
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Interesting that he has not been declared for the Irish GN Monday.

Could he still be lining up in this?
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Report Far From Trouble April 6, 2012 11:07 AM BST
Report Terry Venables April 6, 2012 11:08 AM BST
Report Far From Trouble April 6, 2012 11:09 AM BST
Thought Willie as good as said he was a definite runner in the Irish?

Not like him to change his mind PlainLaugh
Report Terry Venables April 6, 2012 11:10 AM BST
Interesting Laugh
Report Far From Trouble April 6, 2012 11:15 AM BST
Regarding Irish National a few days back

Willie Mullins in RP today;

Quiscover Fontaine - main hope, had an interupted prep last season when 4th.

Apt Approach - doesn't want him carrying a big weight, will probably allow him to take his chance at Aintree instead.

Up the Beat - finished for the season - sore after Kim Muir

Allee Garde - feels he has a lot of weight for a novice and expects the weights to rise quite a bit. Said he has a big decision to make whether to go for this or wait for Punchestown.

Shakervilz is a possible. Bishopsfurze may run but he has an entry in the Powers Gold Cup or may wait for Punchestown.

He hopes Some Target and Raptor get in.

Good old Willie Plain
Report Terry Venables April 6, 2012 11:20 AM BST
Apt Approach would interest me in the Topham not the GN
Report BJG April 6, 2012 12:13 PM BST
On his Own looks to be out readin market on here
Report proctor strikes April 6, 2012 8:55 PM BST
The problem with Mullins is you get no info - so wouldnt know if both Quiscover or  Midnight Club wil'; run in National - i wonder if JP thought he had better chances in IGN and the vibes are that both Syncronised and Sunnyhillboy may not run - so has diverted Quiscover to this
Report Mully April 7, 2012 1:04 PM BST
Mullins is supposedly a "racing ambassador" I find this concept most peculiar.
Report BJG April 7, 2012 11:29 PM BST
Run him Willie Mischief
Report Over2.5 April 8, 2012 9:45 AM BST
whats the chances he runs ?? i have him backed Cry
Report Over2.5 April 8, 2012 6:54 PM BST
anyone any info ??
Report The shrew one April 8, 2012 6:59 PM BST
"Mullins will train JP's main hope Quiscover Fontaine and McCoy will ride it"

Posted on the 18th March
Report runandskip April 8, 2012 7:24 PM BST
on RP (west end rocker piece)
says its going to run
JP likely to be 4 handed
Report Over2.5 April 8, 2012 7:47 PM BST
when will it be confirmed ??
Report proctor strikes April 8, 2012 9:07 PM BST
In Mullins article today in the bible - he gave no mention of this one. Only confirmed the Midnight Club did a nice piece of work to confirm his place.  Oh and the bit about Ruby.
Report Ramruma April 9, 2012 5:07 AM BST includes Quiscover Fontaine as one of five runners but it has been swerved by AP and Ruby.
Report proctor strikes April 9, 2012 9:47 AM BST
the ebsite also confirms Quel Espirit, which he said yesterday was a non runner!  Take no notice of the website - they were just his entries.
Report Ramruma April 9, 2012 10:01 AM BST
^^^ hmm. I did not spot Quel Esprit but was encouraged by its listing Ruby as On His Own's jockey, which must surely be a recent addition.
Report blimey April 9, 2012 11:27 AM BST
Mullins told me on Saturday morning that he had switched Quiscover to Aintree from Fairyhouse because he was likely to get "a lot of weight" in the Irish race. I think he'd have had about 11 stone. I reported that here:

At the same time, he said Quel Esprit was likely to miss Aintree in favour of Punchestown. His website is a bit rickety but he does actually say that about QE here:

In today's Post, Frank Berry says David Casey will ride Quiscover.
Report chazcabbage April 9, 2012 8:47 PM BST
Interesting runner given his 14lb pull with Organisedconfusion on their Ire GN form last year, and 55 pts bigger in BF market. Kept to hurdles this season to keep weight down, and Mullins only runner for JP. WM quoted in RP 15th Feb " Has a lovely weight, think he will like trip and track"

Negatives are hasn't won beyond 2m4f, however regular comments of "kept on/stayed on" give cause for optimism re stamina, and four of seven wins have been on heavy, price takes account of that.

Certainly appear to be worse priced horses in the market.
Report STELLAR MANIPULATOR April 9, 2012 9:26 PM BST
JP ,interviewed on Irish TV today at Fairyhouse , expressly mentioned QF and seemed quietly hopeful about it for Saturday
Report BJG April 10, 2012 1:52 PM BST
David Casey booked to ride
Report Flimsy Truth April 10, 2012 2:55 PM BST
I like this one, has the look of a plotted horse, will surely be half the odds by the off
Report Over2.5 April 10, 2012 4:07 PM BST
anyone giving this a decent chance ??
Report Wado April 10, 2012 10:24 PM BST
Must admit I agree.  His only race over a long trip was excellent form esp when you look at the weights. Top trainer, owner who likes a punt, feather weight.  I can see him starting more like 20s. Seems to have snuck under the radar.
Report Wado April 11, 2012 7:13 PM BST
Is this about to be withdrawn?  Odds suggest so.
Report proctor strikes April 11, 2012 7:20 PM BST
nah its been tickling around that for a week or two.  Wouldnt worry too much just yet. Market adjusting.
Report Over2.5 April 12, 2012 12:22 AM BST
hope it runs Cry
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